NEW YORK (CBS SPORTS) – After meeting and exchanging proposals for three days in a row, the NHL and NHLPA worked through mediators on Thursday and will resume full-scale negotiations on Friday morning in New York City.

Following Wednesday’s all-nighter, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said he expected the sides would meet again starting Thursday morning but the NHLPA seemed to miss that memo. They held internal conversations for much of the morning and afternoon.

The semantics at play are rather interesting at the moment. It’s being reported that the sides didn’t meet Thursday but the NHLPA says they did off and on.

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